Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

propaganda - 'noun', information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view (Compact Oxford Dictionary).

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Ceskoslovenska mesta (17)

Ceskoslovenska mesta (Czechoslovak Towns) by Jiri Hruza. Hardcover book published by Olympia Praha 1976, 211 pages with black and white and colour photographs.



Friday, April 24, 2020

The Blue Adriatic (22)

The Blue Adriatic. Hardcover book published by Spektar, Zagreb (no date). Text is in Croato-Serbian, English, German, Italian and French.

The Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska), Montenegro

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina (9).

Bosnia and Herzegovina, text by Alojz Benac and Ivan Lovenovic. Hardcover book published by Sour “Svjetlost” Jugoslovenska Revija 1986.

Banja Luka is a town which after the Liberation, developed rapidly as an industrial centre, with a university and many other educational institutions. Lying on the river Vrbas, Banja Luka is mentioned in historical documents as far bck as the XV century, and the first settlements in this region date from the Roman period. In 1969 Banja Luka and a wide area surrounding it were struck by a catastrophic earthquake which caused great suffering and loss among the population and enormous damage to the economy and to all other fields of activity. More than 80% of the town's buildings were destroyed, but in a powerful demonstration of solidarity on the part of the peoples and nationalities of Yugoslavia it was completely rebuilt.

Banja Luka is a town of tree lined avenues and many cultural monuments, among which are the old Kastel fortress, the theatre and numerous other cultural institutions.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

This is Poland (41)

This is Poland. Softcover book published by Interpress Publishers Warsaw 1972, 216 pages with colour and black and white photographs and illustrations. All text is in English.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Sputnik 11: Digest of Soviet Press, November 1978 (7).

Sputnik 11: Digest of Soviet Press, November 1978. Paperback magazine/booklet published by Novosti Press Agency 1978. All text is in English.

In 1917 the enemies prophesised that Soviet power would not hold out for more than two weeks. A poster published in 1932.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Viet-Nam (25)

Viet-Nam, text by Nikolai Solntsev, photography by Victor Guinsbourg, Albert Lieberman, Evgueni Lomovski. Hardover book published by Editions Paneta Moscou and Editions Van Hoa Hanoi 1986. All text is in French.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

New China (32)

New China. Hardcover book published by Foreign Languages Press 1953, unpaginated with black and white photographs. All text is in English.

Cotton production is continually rising throughout the country. The output in 1952 was 55 per cent about the pre-liberation peak.

Bumper cotton crop